Business growth opportunities, resources are focus of seminar

Startup businesses and existing companies hoping to expand and grow in the near future are encouraged to attend a special event from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Trenton Village Theatre designed to showcase a multitude of ideas and resources intended to help them succeed.

Called “Four Steps To Build, Start, Re-Start or Relocate a Business in 2011,” the session will bring together several experts from the Metropolitan Growth & Development Corp., the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the Wayne County Edge Program, the Small Business and Technology Development Center and the city of Southgate.

The program is being presented jointly by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber and the Trenton Business Association.

SWCRC President Sandy Mull said the program is designed for owners, entrepreneurs, managers and residents who want to see their community grow.

“Our panel of economic development, loan and capital financiers, as well as business consultants, can help you get a handle on the right initiatives and programs available for your new, aging or relocating business,” she said.

Encouraged to attend are downtown development authority board members, city planning staffs, business owners, business association members, area mayors and council members, city commission members, as well as any resident with an interest in seeing their community grow.

The cost to attend is $5 for chamber and TBA members and $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are requested by tomorrow by calling (734) 284-6000, Ext. 29. Additional information can be found at

Trenton Village Theatre is at 2447 W. Jefferson.